"Successfully Navigating Your Parents’ Senior Years" with Star Bradbury, Author, Aging Life Care Specialist® and CEO of Senior Living Strategies
How do we adequately prepare for the unexpected responsibilities that come with caring for an aging loved one? As life expectancy continues to increase, an overwhelming number of us find ourselves thrust into the caregiver role, often unequipped and unsure about the complexities ahead.
To guide us, we're joined today by Star Bradbury, an esteemed Aging Life Care Specialist®, CEO of Senior Living Strategies, and the insightful author of "Successfully Navigating Your Parents’ Senior Years: Critical Information to Maximize Their Independence and Make Sure They Get the Care They Need". With 25 enriching years under her belt, Star has championed the cause of thousands of families, aiding them in making informed decisions about senior care.
In today's episode, we'll be discussing how to ensure the independence of our aging parents, the pivotal medical, legal, and financial knowledge required for their care, managing long-distance caregiving, and even how to discern when it's time for extra assistance. We talk about the nuances of senior living options, how to navigate the world of advance directives, and explore strategies to manage the financial aspects of our parents' future. Star shares tips on how caregivers can safeguard their own mental, physical, and emotional well-being in the midst of these responsibilities. This insightful conversation promises to be both informative and empowering, as we navigate aging with Star Bradbury.
Learn more at www.starbradbury.com
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Star shares about:
Her personal story of caregiving and the reason behind writing her book "Successfully Navigating Your Parents’ Senior Years: Critical Information to Maximize Their Independence and Make Sure They Get the Care They Need".
Understanding of "Go-Go," "Slow-Go," "No-Go" Years in aging.
How to maximize your parents' independence to respect their autonomy and supporting them to live independently as long as possible.
How to approach conversations about future plans.
What essential documents our loved ones need to have in place.
The ways we can build community and be adaptable in our caregiving.
We discuss so much more, listen now!
About Star Bradbury
Aging Life Care Specialist® and CEO of Senior Living Strategies Star Bradbury has helped thousands of families make educated and informed decisions as they navigate the world of senior living and senior healthcare. She has 25 years of experience in the industry and is the founder of Senior Living Strategies and an aging life care expert. She specializes in developing resilient and flexible plans that promote independence and focuses on optimal quality of life for elders.
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